Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Madeline Alice Spohr
November 11, 2007 - April 7, 2009
My heart broke this afternoon when I read that sweet baby Maddie had suddenly passed away.
I cannot stop crying for Maddie and her wonderful, dedicated, loving parents, Mike and Heather. Anyone who kept up with their blogs knew that they treasured little Maddie more than anything. She was their whole world.
Maddie was a fighter from the first breath she ever took. She had such a joy for life....it absolutely radiated from every one of the thousands of pictures her Mommy posted of her. She had the biggest, most beautiful eyes I have ever seen and a smile that could brighten anyone's day. I wish I could have met her, but being her bloggy friend was great too.
I can't begin to imagine what Heather and Mike are going through right now. Honestly, I am terrified to imagine what it must be like. I wish that there were words that could make it better. Of course, there are not. There is no way to understand why things like this happen. Yet, I can't stop asking God why he would let this occur.
All I can do is pray for Maddie's family and ask you to do the same.
Mike and Heather are asking that donations to March of Dimes be made in lieu of flowers and cards. This link will let you donate in Maddie's name.
And please, please pray unceasingly for them as they make their way through these dark days. Pray that God will give them comfort, peace, support from those who love them, and nothing but sweet memories of their precious, beautiful little girl.
Rest in peace, baby Maddie. You are loved by so many. I am so grateful that your Mommy and Daddy have shared you with us for the length of your little life. We are all better for "knowing" you. You have made the world a more beautiful place.